Patriots owner Robert Kraft cleared of sex charges

Florida prosecutors have dropped two counts of soliciting sex against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft in connection with a Jupiter sex sting at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa back in 2019.

Prosecutors say they couldn’t go forward after courts blocked their use of video that allegedly shows him paying for massage parlor sex.

The Florida 4th District Court of Appeal found last month that Jupiter police violated the rights of Kraft and others when they secretly installed video cameras inside massage rooms at the spa.

Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg will hold a news conference later on Thursday to explain the decision.

The investigation led to the arrests of several men and women, including Kraft. Kraft pleaded not guilty but issued a public apology for his actions.

Kraft’s attorneys have already filed a motion asking that the recordings be destroyed so they could never be released to the public.

Kraft could still face suspension or other punishment from the National Football League.

 

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